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severing the server is major firms and governments make moves to get zero data beyond the reach of the n.s.a. turning to localise connections to assure a greater privacy. washington wrangling to secure a budget busting deal keeps the world economy on average with little sign of a conclusion just two days before it could cause a catastrophic default. and tension in moscow as thousands of muslims mark one of his longs made whole we days and the shadow of sunday's violent as they can rest in the capital.
you're watching are you going to live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program of foreign governments and businesses affected by the n.s.a. surveillance there are words snowden reveal are taking decisive steps to prevent future spawning brazil is creating an encrypted e-mail service to shield official communications from u.s. snooping and germany's biggest telecoms firm is planning to switch to exclusively domestic connections to protect their users private data details from our correspondent in berlin peter all over. here inside one of the main offices of germany's largest telecommunications operates and they are coming up with a plan that they hope will protect their customers information from the prying eyes of security services telecom has announced that they will only be using german servers for all communications inside germany in the future this is something they have said perhaps they would like to roll out to across europe but for now it's
only going to be here in germany that information e-mails and phone calls and text messages will only travel on to them and so there's now this comes out following the revelations of just how much germany was spied on as part of the by the n.s.a. and british secret service is all of this coming out from the the leaks that edward snowden revealed to you to various media outlets in fact just to sum up how much germany was spied on one leak that was revealed in beagle news magazine in june of this year showed it's around a million e-mails phone calls and text messages were intercepted in germany in the for each month the announcement by telecom is actually probably prompted all the major operators to say that yes they want to follow suit vodafone among them as well. telefonica said they would also try to roll this out for their customers
however there are some that are skeptical of whether it could work due to the the nature of the modern communications however telecom is saying that they're determined to protect their customers information from the prying eyes of the spice . and other way for businesses to ensure confidentiality is to move away from the dot com domain one company doing so as a major malaysian investment firm as chief explained. respond why he now routes all data through at dot com dot ru domain rather. we hear. from prove we the world got from mr snowden that certain organizations in the west are listening into medical records of their own citizens and the e-mail traffic of g. mail yahoo hotmail i do believe it's time to say goodbye to dot com and through has an excellent service that safe if i have a sort of hits which i pay for all i want is good customer service i want safety of
my network or my sort of or if appropriate for this reality congress over to lucian it's time to wake up chris can't see whose company provides encrypted internet services is another entrepreneur who's moved all the firm's data to any other country i told us earlier how washington's approach to security only fuels users' demands for more privacy really what's happening here is that they have a different strategy instead of targeting the people who they know or suspect of being terrorists are causing bad things there they're expecting everyone to be a terrorist and that of course is not true so really what we're doing is we're offering a service that allows people to to find the truth i mean really what's happening is people can't they're getting their emails blocked they're getting things censored and this is a way to get through that get around it and you know most ninety nine point nine
percent of the usage on a service like ours is going to be i'd say substantially it's going to be innocent usage so should you shut down ninety nine point nine percent of the world just because point one percent are bad people i don't think so we're actually getting calls from friends of mine who run businesses that store data for large multinational companies consumers are demanding this this is what's driving it's not about just me thinking it's a good idea for marketing or that we're going to find all the fringe paranoid people everybody wants privacy for their data in the latest revelation. a website of the n.s.a. is apparently collecting hundreds of millions of e-mails and instant message contacts from users address books plus check with us on twitter for instant updates on the constantly unfolding surveillance scandal. right see. first street. and i think you're.
on our reporters. now the united states is only two days away from financial collapse unless lawmakers can strike a budget deal to avoid default rival democrats and republicans have been stuck in a loop for over two weeks with most government work crippled and he said now we have the details. this self-inflicted shutdown is causing panic around the world as washington scrambles to avoid default the global economy is at risk of being thrust back into recession well at home millions will have to cut their losses either way deal or no deal businesses that were unable to work at full capacity for public sector contracts which will see delays and payment and unemployment which is
already on the rise due to the shutdown but possibly the most ironic thing about this government shutdown now in its third week is that it's not saving money it's costing america at least one hundred sixty million dollars a day and given the crisis has entered its fifteenth day the overall costs could be as much as two and a half billion dollars and that number of course is expected to grow and the political debate is hampering a rise in the debt ceiling but also leaving sick americans out in the cold for each week of the shutdown hundreds of patients cannot be accepted for treatment at the national institutes of health including cancer patients seventy five percent of the staff is not working because of the shutdown and it's the patients in need of medical treatment that are suffering veterans are outraged at the closing of public parks and war monuments due to this shutdown the government has run out of cash to pay some eight hundred thousand federal workers during the deadlock over the
weekend thousands came out in d.c. and stormed the barricades at a world war two memorial calling for the government to stop using veterans as political pawns in this battle for the budget while another group of retired military personnel are set to protest here in washington d.c. this week again starting their rally at that war memorial the department of veterans affairs is seeing the backlog of disability disability claims grow along with the frustration and uncertainty among the military community also prominent faith leaders are set to join locked out workers at republican offices to pray. and march for an end to the suck down they're expected to call attention to each representative stamp on the debt ceiling encouraging them to vote to end this standoff so as this sub down continues we are seeing more and more protests in the capital and more people in different groups demanding the government do their job and get a budget passed the long lasting shutdown may be frightening for americans but it's
the looming default dad the rest of the world is scared off the sixteen point eight trillion dollars to fold would crush the u.s. financial system dealing damage to the entire global economy economist and former british treasury official neil mccann and believes america's inconsistency has tarnished its reputation. i think that the one of the key problems that american policymakers face is that this ongoing for school dysfunction and periodic fiscal crises you'll recall that we were down this road back in two thousand and eleven when america was stripped of its aaa status by standard and poor's and then we had the fiscal cliff at the end of two thousand and twelve were it was a real risk of america falling back into an economic recession and here we go again with the shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis and i think these periodic crises undermine confidence in u.s. economic policy they undermine confidence in the u.s.
dollar as the world's leading reserve currency and if this continues if this dysfunction continues then over time i think the more nervous investors will be more downside risks with the global financial system more of a chance that the u.s. economy falls into recession which would inevitably have a knock on effect elsewhere in the global economies international investors will be looking for a reform of the international monetary system and they'll be challenging the role of the dollar as the leading reserve currency now reducing reliance on the u.s. dollar has been discussed ever since the credit crunch struck back in two thousand and eight next hour on our team because a report assesses china's a separation is five years on. heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on washington the news agency called the u.s. civilian slayer prisoner torture and meddler and others affairs and said the pax americana was a failure on all fronts well i mean china should walk the walk instead of just
talking the dogs kicked out mcdonald's kicked out kentucky fried chicken kicked out coca-cola they're making your citizens obese and you're getting diabetes so you know they talk the talk but will try to walk the walk simultaneously and they say they want to d.m. merican eyes the world here's a here's a country that has huge exposure to exports to america is the basis for their mercantile this rise of the twenty first century why would they be cutting the nose off to spite their face unless they're ready to come out and say we've got enough gold at this time to cut the dollar loose. well there are security concerns and moscow where sounds of muslims are marking the one of his limbs most holy days in a lot signifies that and of the hug which is the annual pilgrimage to the city of mecca well here in russia it's also known as kurbaan by rome but it comes in the wake of sunday's apnic riot in the capital are going to count as more. i'm sending
in moscow's main mosque right behind me thousands of muslims began the celebration of this holiday with a prayer here could about literally means the feast of the sec rafah is it commemorates abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son ishmael to show his face to all on this day muslims killing sheep or go to and give the means to the poor and shared among family and neighbors as you can imagine many did not like the sight of animals being killed in their backyard so moscow's already have designated special locations farms where muslims could practice the ritual of a second feis russia is home to around twenty million muslims so a huge muslim community here the celebrations comes days after the riots in moscow's booted over district hundreds of people there took to the streets to express their outrage over the killing of a young man the bush ahead as well as to stress their attitude towards migrants in general because haven't had a local shopping center and the editor's storage facility police have identified
the suspect ingeborg's in her diary it's a thirty one year old citizen of hazzard by john feel that he stabbed you bored to death in front of his girlfriend a c.c.t.v. camera captured his face the suspect is now at large the residents were outraged by a by the murder but along with the residents in a nationalistic group says some of them radical have also picked up on the tragedy and riots began more than twenty people were injured and sent us on sunday night a debate over at least eight of them in law enforcement but as nic tensions are still brewing in the city just tonight we learned that a group of young men attacked a random azerbaijani cafe they broke the windows and the door no luck at luckily no one was injured there and then in a separate incident in moscow we heard a group of men from central asia attack someone's car many fear there will be a series of mass nuclear motivated crimes. russia is not immune to hate crimes
especially with pensions or really good immigration and other issues so you can imagine in the wake of the right it's security has been very tight in moscow i could see it here at the mosque the city deployed police forces four thousand people to make sure that the celebrations are peaceful and safe for the public. now had to our website to find out more about the violent clashes in moscow r.t. dot com has a timeline of what happened over the weekend and you can also check the invision section for dramatic pictures from the riot. and coming out here in our team the challenges ahead and destroying syria's chemical weapons were reportedly chemical weapons watchdog which says inspectors are struggling to access rebel controlled areas. plus putting out a prize on sunshine desperate for cash spain's planning to attack solar energy after the break a report on a house after it cast
a cloud over europe's renewable energy targets. well. its technology innovation all believes developments from around russia we've got the future covered. this immediately though so we leave the baby. by the sea oceans to the play you call the vision. for shoes that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from it's all politics. are today.
the news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. during operation to rule the day. welcome back this is r.t. now the nobel peace prize winning group in charge of destroying syria's chemical arsenal says damascus officials are cooperating and giving them access to whatever they want to see all the same can be said about being allowed into some rebel held territories though the hand of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons says the inspectors are being held bad by ongoing fighting and as renewed calls for all sides to cooperate. meanwhile a car bomb in the northwest has killed at least twenty seven people the powerful
blast came a day after twin car bombs struck the syrian capital the same day six red cross workers am a volunteer were abducted by gunmen four have since been released but the others remain in captivity the international effort in syria is being further complicated by the largest opposition groups refusal to take part in the geneva peace talks scheduled for november middle east conflict analyst believes the opposition will not negotiate a stand just like before. they've not come to the talks in june which was scheduled for june this year that they are going to have leadership they don't have a coherent strategy and they did not enjoy any popularity among the civilians or the syrians within syria so. secretary kerry can't get anyone from the syrian national council to attend because they haven't been able to
thus far and they're not the americans have not been the honest brokers in the whole process so. the talks will be held in november as as a result. well online today we're asking for your thoughts on awarding the nobel peace prize to a chemical watchdog tasked with destroying the country's toxic arms take a look now at what we've got so far well as we can see thirty seven percent of those who voted in our website i believe it's no surprise given the president obama got one and only the same number as saying the nobel committee was avoiding giving a prize to russia despite its work in pushing for a peaceful solution now about a fifth of the respondents saying the committee has betrayed the nominees were to fanning human rights and only a small number of people believe this was a right thing to do so do let us know what you sing on this issue by logging on to our website or to call me letting us know well while you are on the website or to
calm see how bahrain is further tightening the screws on anti-government dissent. our emotions action has dramatic video of a police crackdown which saw equality demonstrators tear gassed while trying to get their voices heard plus. we got a story of an authority a somali pirate leader who was captured after falling for a trick by cammy belgian police. now the number of people living in extreme poverty in spain is growing rapidly
according to reports from charity groups there are around three million spaniards that's around seven percent of the population has to survive at around three hundred euros per month with prices jumping up every year that's as the number of families were everyone is unemployed has increased since the start of crisis almost five fold reaching up to one point eight million households and soon a stereo will effect something that has been free and available to everyone since the dawn of time the sun madrid is planning to tax it to help plug its yawning at a g. data as sarah ferguson now reports. there's an argument hotting up in spain right now the country still mired in financial difficulty the government's come up with a rather unusual proposal calling for attacks on solar energy with some spanish cities enjoying an average of three thousand hours of sun each year the nation's
been one of the leading providers of solar energy the trouble is they're pretty thing so much that production capacity now exceeds the market by sixty percent and that's when the government found itself in debt to producers to the cina twenty six billion euro so in a bid to scale back the use of solar panels the government decided to tax those who use in other words taxing the very behavior if spent the last decade trying to encourage critics of the proposal say this will damage things progress towards meeting european renewable energy goals and kid set a dangerous precedent for other struggling e.u. countries like greece who are remiss to be contemplating a similar tax spain's energy regulator agrees and his called the proposed toll economically viable and discriminatory those who have been most blindsided by the idea of people like pedro he invested his money in installing
a solar panel in his home. says they're making it cheaper to buy your energy from the big companies rather than use the power from your panels the government target is that the taxes there is there is using solar energy still require the use of the conventional energy grids and say this tax will contribute to the cost of maintenance but the solar lobby say the new tax will extend the time it takes for solar panels to pay for themselves from eight to twenty five years as for the fine that could be levied if people like don't pay up well that's being set at a mind boggling thirty million euro i already know people who are removing the. protesters say that simply to scare people into submission but as to whether it's working for padre you're going to pay that. you know. the laws against your rights you have the right to refuse to do with the
government tells you i'm going to continue with and i'm not going to be the tug's with such strong resistance across the sunnies state governments may have a fight on its hands and should be left wondering if the proposed tax is such a price i did. so if the us space while a possible sunshine tax isn't the only thing getting people in spain hot under the collar police near barcelona have failed to break a picket of hundreds of workers our large bakery strikers blog the access to the facility who were protesting at the layoff of almost two thousand workers and deep cuts to wages blockade started on sunday after unions denounced the company's moves . iraq has been hit by another deadly explosion this time targeting sunni worshipers who are leaving a mosque in the city of kirkuk twelve people are thawed dad and over twenty others
injured the blast occurred as worshippers left after morning prayers at the start of a holy day over six thousand people have lost their lives in bombings and shootings this year. and the number of people killed by the seven point two magnitude earthquake in the southern philippines has risen to eighty five according to local officials dozens of others were also injured as victims became buried in debris from collapsed buildings some of the major roads were ripped open and blogged by landslides the epicenter was around sixty kilometers off the whole island but no tsunami warning has been issued. the first nuclear talks between world powers in iran since it elected a new president are taking place in geneva there ron has already presented the group with fresh proposals on how to and the deadlock over its atomic prague. it's a summer honea earlier expressed hope of a deal being reached within six months iran's president insists his country will
never build a bomb but it's entitled to peaceful nuclear energy. i'll be back with more updates at the top of the hour before that though abby martin is breaking news that. switzerland will soon vote if they should start giving out thousands of dollars in cash to every adult citizen in the country you heard me right there's a grassroots campaign that is trying to get the government to give out to every adult citizen two thousand five hundred swiss francs approximately two thousand eight hundred dollars per month the motivation for the project is that many in switzerland fear that the financial crisis has caused wealth inequality to
skyrocket you know i'm not an expert at swiss culture so maybe people there are different but if they gave out thousands of free dollars per month anywhere i've lived you would see the majority of people going into early retirement and not working at all and it's sort of like how they tell people not to feed the bears at parks because then the bears lose their instincts and will go hunt because getting a sandwich thrown at them is a lot easier i mean why go through the effort of auditing when the sandwich just magically appears handouts often creates law according to reuters some people are proposing a much better law for switzerland limiting executive pay to being twelve times higher than that of the lowest paid employee although this plan is making headlines it seems like a much better idea because it doesn't to motivate people to be productive and yet it would create almost utopia like levels of wealthy quality also if the bosses salary is tied to the employees that a lot of people be getting raises very soon this one to twelve p. ratio is much better than the free swiss francs. and it gets my seal of approval but that's just my opinion.
happy monday guys i'm out the martin and this is breaking the sad sad news to report out of india today at least twenty one people have died and tens of thousands have been locked homeless up a tropical cyclone phailin hit the eastern part of the country over the weekend now of course every death in the natural disasters tragic but consider this and one nine hundred ninety nine the last time a cyclon hit this powerful part of eastern india a shocking ten thousand people lost their lives ten thousand crew the low casualty
number this time around demonstrates india's vastly improved infrastructure communication systems incredibly government authorities were able to facilitate the evacuation of nearly a million people in a very short amount of time which begs the question if the indian government can effectively manage a logistical nightmare and one of the poorest regions on the planet why can't the greatest country in the history of the world do the same just reckon back to the horrific response to hurricane katrina in two thousand and five c. bush in his cronies took there's so we've asked time to respond as water flooded into the poorest parts of new orleans and mississippi killing over eighteen hundred people but you don't even have to look back that far to see serious issues with this country's disaster management just last year category three hurricane sandy destroyed the wired so was of the eastern seaboard and killed two hundred eighty five people more than ten. times the counties we just saw with india's cycle on the
equivalent of what's a category four hurricane so instead of investing in a world policing maybe this country should take a cue from india and invest more in the safety of its own people. the the look the table they are looking very hard to take out early the club have you ever had sex with the target they're looking. for that player. in. the gut feeling. a little. cold. little look.